We got one of our dogs, Murphy, from a shelter a little over a year ago. I've always wondered what's in him, so I thought I'd ask some of the dog experts on BYC! He's a bit wary around strangers (he would never bite, he just gets scared and runs to his cage), but once he gets to know you he is a complete sweetheart. He seems to have a hunting instinct and he protects all of our livestock from anything to big birds flying ahead, to cats, and to whatever else may be intruding on our yard. He also seems to protect the people that he cares about. He likes other dogs and adores our little Beagle. And he is also very athletic and loves to climb! I just put this personality stuff in there incase any breeds have a personality like this. Here's some pictures: We were thinking definitely something "houndy" and maybe some Pointer in there......? Anyone wanna take a guess? Thanks for your input in advance!